EcoLeaks is the creation of an Argentine-American biologist named Esteban Servat and an American journalist named Christopher Ketcham. The revolution that Julian Assange began with WikiLeaks inspired us to follow his lead – creating an organization dedicated to the environmental action front, as that field is so large and so urgent that it requires its own outlet to facilitate leakers.

We launched the organization beginning with just a simple website and Facebook page last march as co-founder Servat, who is currently living in Argentina, got hold of a secret government report revealing contamination of aquifers by the first pilot fracking wells in the Argentine province of Mendoza. There was an urgent need for the report to be published in order to try to stop the activity from expanding in the area. So, in a way the cart was placed ahead of the horse, but it proved worth it as Argentina’s largest resistance movement against fracking was built upon that one leaked document. You can read about that story at Patagonia Magazine:

Now we need your help to turn EcoLeaks into a global outlet for publishing secret and suppressed government and corporate documents by building a safe and anonymous platform to provide whistle-blowers the means for leaking such critical material about the environmental plunder of the Earth. We need to raise $10,000 for servers and to pay a programmer to set them up.  Our nonprofit fiscal sponsor is Idaho-based Wildlands Defense, through which all funding will be routed.

Our world is dangerously approaching the point of no return with the melting of the ice caps while facing a global trend of climate change-denial to maximize profits. The exposure of the environmental crimes that go along with this is a critical part of reversing our suicidal path. Time is running out, and we must act now. If the leak of a single document with a basic website led to building the largest environmental movement in a major G20 country like Argentina, imagine what your help can do to expose environmental corruption and destruction at a global level by building the proper platform. 

Esteban Servat and Christopher Ketcham


Esteban Servat
Washington D.C., DC

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